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New York Jets: Initial 2020 NFL Draft plans revealed via scouting sources

IOWA CITY, IOWA- SEPTEMBER 2: Offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs #74 of the Iowa Hawkeyes before the match-up against the Wyoming Cowboys, on September 2, 2017 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)
IOWA CITY, IOWA- SEPTEMBER 2: Offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs #74 of the Iowa Hawkeyes before the match-up against the Wyoming Cowboys, on September 2, 2017 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets 2020 NFL Draft plans were leaked via some scouting sources. Here are all the details and what the green and white are thinking.

What the New York Jets will do in the 2020 NFL Draft is a mystery. First-year general manager Joe Douglas will get his first opportunity at signing his own free-agent class and running his first NFL Draft as the lead dog.

With it being his first year, his draft plans are unknown. Although Matt Miller of Bleacher Report has scouting sources around the league and he had some interesting things to say about the Jets in his latest ‘Scouting Notebook’:

“The Jets will sit and wait to see if the offensive tackle-needy teams ahead of them start a run on the position, but those around the league who know general manager Joe Douglas firmly expect him to draft a tackle or an edge-rusher here. The team needs a wide receiver and is preparing to lose free agent Robby Anderson, but the belief internally is that it’ll look to add one in Rounds 2 or 3.”

A lot of things to chew on here.

If Joe Douglas is going to take a tackle with the 11th overall pick it’ll have to be one of the top three offensive tackles (Jedrick Wills out of Alabama, Tristan Wirfs out of Iowa, or Andrew Thomas out of Georgia). It’s anyone’s guess if any of these guys will still be available by the time the Jets pick.

The wide receiver conversation is super interesting and the sentiment seems to be Robby Anderson is a goner. He already told the media that he won’t re-sign with the Jets ahead of free agency which means the team will have to bid against the other 31 teams in the league.

Although with the 11th overall pick there’s a slight chance that one of the top-two receivers could be available in Jerry Jeudy out of Alabama or CeeDee Lamb out of Oklahoma. Although apparently the Jets would rather wait and snag value in the 2nd or 3rd round (where the team has three picks). Which wouldn’t necessarily be a bad idea.

Matt Miller on The Stick to Football Podcast recently said that this 2020 NFL Draft is stocked at the wide receiver position. So much so in fact that some of the receivers that’ll go in the second or third round would normally be first-round picks, but because of the overwhelming depth, they will be shoved down.

In that same ‘Scouting Notebook’ Matt Miller with his new information provided an updated 2020 mock draft.

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This simulation would give the Jets one of the big three offensive tackles in this class with Tristan Wirfs. It would end an embarrassing drought for the team on draft day. The New York Jets haven’t selected an offensive lineman in the first round since 2006.

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